Torrance Airport (CA) (Images of Aviation)

Torrance Airport (CA) (Images of Aviation)

Charles Lobb


Californians have been panicked through the Pearl Harbor assault of December 7, 1941, and civilian flights inside of two hundred miles of the coast have been instantly terminated. Airfields have been commandeered and new ones rapidly outfitted. this sort of was once the Lomita Flight Strip, identified this present day as Zamperini box, the Torrance Municipal Airport, or TOA. This 490-acre parcel despatched 4 squadrons of P-38 fighter pilots off to struggle with one commanded through the pass judgement on of the Charles Manson trial, an ex-Flying Tiger. Six different pilots turned generals, grew to become commandants of cadets on the Air strength Academy, and one turned the single fighter pilot with strive against victories in either global struggle II and the Vietnam struggle. jap americans arriving from global conflict II internment camps stumbled on transitority housing on the box, and the world’s greatest producer of civilian helicopters settled there in 1973. the 1st runway takeoff of a Vertical Take-Off and touchdown (VTOL) airplane used to be pioneered at TOA, and aerobatic champ Bob Herendeen expert on the website.

Show sample text content

Download sample